For years, when I made my New Year’s resolutions, I just stated the goals and that was that. I believed that if I had enough willpower, I’d accomplish the goal and when I didn’t, I felt as if I’d failed. I guess I did fail, but I wasn’t a failure. I needed a better understanding of the process of change.
As you establish goals, keep in mind that as your health improves, your brain and mood will most certainly improve, meaning that discipline, consistency, and motivation will become so much easier. That positive, feed-forward cycle!